Success stories

Through the Marketplace, IRENA aims to accelerate the scale-up of investments – both public and private – to promote initiation, development and financing of low-carbon renewable energy projects.

The Sustainable Energy Marketplace collaborates with partners to bring projects to investment-mature stage and links projects with investors. IRENA also actively supports registered projects by sharing facilitation and funding opportunities.

Credits: ENEA Consulting

Project receives pro-bono technical assistance

After receiving over 50 applications of energy access projects from 17 African countries, the ENEA team selected a Marketplace projects to receive pro bono support from ENEA’s high caliber energy consultants. Sun Culture (Kenya) designs and sells solar-powered drip irrigation kits for smallholder farmers. ENEA will support Sun Culture in its commercial and distribution strategy for their new RainMaker product.

  • 07 September 2017

Farmer Kenneth with nuts and oil tank
Credits: EKO Fuels Kenya

Expo Live winners selected

Expo Live, the innovation and partnership program launched by Expo 2020 Dubai announced the results of the first round of its Impact Innovation Grant Programme. The 29 winners of the USD 100,000 grants were selected in a three stage process based on 575 applications from 71 countries.

A bioenergy project developer registered on the Sustainable Energy Marketplace is among the first to receive funding from the Expo Live programme.

The next round of submissions opens in September 2017. For additional information about Expo Live, see

  • 31 July 2017